Ukraine’s Eurovision band Kalush Orchestra focuses on music, not politics

Ukraine’s Eurovision 2022 participant Kalush Orchestra does not like to talk about the war too much. They rather focus on promoting Ukranian music all throughout Europe. 

When asked about the influence of the war in Ukraine on the Eurovision 2022 results, the band leader replies: “Our song was already very popular before the war started. Now the political situation might help us in reaching our goal. That goal is to have Ukranian music heard all over the world.”

Watch Kalush Orchestra talk to ESCDaily about the influence of the war on Eurovision 2022:

The Eurovision song “Stefania” is just the first step for the band. They hope to send more music combining modern rap with traditional folklore into a wider audience.